Free and Secure Trade
The FAST membership card for drivers is valid for five years provided that the member continues to meet all the terms and conditions of the program and complies with all applicable laws and regulations
The non-refundable FAST processing fee for drivers is $50 (payable in Canadian or U.S. funds). There is no fee for FAST carriers or importers.
FAST builds on the Customs Self Assessment (CSA) program as well as on the increased security measures under the Partners in Protection (PIP) program. Importers and carriers must be approved in the CSA program and must have signed a PIP memorandum of understanding to be eligible for FAST. The driver must have a valid FAST card or Commercial Driver Registration Program (CDRP) card.
*Note: CDRP cards were first created to handle CSA shipments before FAST was established. The CDRP is a Canadian program and therefore its membership cards are only valid for coming into Canada. FAST is a joint initiative between the United States and Canada so its driver membership cards are recognized on both sides of the border.
FAST is a clearance process for low-risk shipments. Any truck using FAST lanes must be a U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)-approved carrier and transporting qualifying goods for a C-TPAT-approved importer. The driver must have a valid FAST card.